Photographic Exhibition “Weird & Wonderful Wildlife of the Wedderburn World”

The Wedderburn Conservation Management Network held their 10th Photographic Anniversary Exhibition at the Wedderburn Community House on Saturday 7 & Sunday 8 September. This exhibition was part of the Naturally Loddon Festival organised by Wedderburn Tourism Inc. which included works from Wedderburn Conservation Management Network, Parks Victoria, student’s photograph and wonderful examples of taxidermy. There were owls, mallee fowl, musk lorikeet, lizards, nests and much more. The display looked fantastic, with much thought put into the way in which the photographs depicted the wildlife and bushland around Wedderburn and surrounding district. We are so fortunate to have people dedicated to this preservation and their passion was evident by their enthusiasm in providing information to visitors and sharing their vast knowledge.

It was enthralling for the children who don’t get the opportunity to see up close and personal, the wildlife on display, and to actually get the chance to touch the feathers of a mallee fowl. The Mallee fowlWychitella Forest is one of the few places the protected mallee fowl lives and because of its reclusive nature not many people have ever had the opportunity to see them up close. This is something quite unique as at most exhibitions like this you are not allowed to touch the exhibits at all, so what a great opportunity to get to feel the animals as well as see them so closely. For more details contact Michael Moore 54 943542 or email [email protected]

All students who entered the Wedderburn Wildlife Photography Competition had their work on display as well, and they are to be commended on the quality. This two day event was well attended on a very busy weekend here in Wedderburn, as we also had the Engine Club Rally, Football Final and of course Vote Day.

On Sunday we also had The Buzz About Bees run by Mt Korong Eco-Watch where for an hour or two you could learn about the importance of honey bees and our unique native bees, such as the beautiful blue-banded bee. You could also find out how to build simple nest blocks to encourage these vital pollinators into your own backyard. If we don’t look after our bees we can kiss our gardens, orchards and forests goodbye. For any information about Mt.Korong           Eco-Watch email [email protected]